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Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Do You Have A Blog For Your Business? If So, What Does It Include? If Not, Why Not?

12 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Yes I do, I have not been as active on it as I would like, but when I am it contains anything that I find useful to my clients. This can be personal experiences or how to set goals, and anything in between

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As a personal trainer, do you teach group boot camp classes? Why?

19 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

I don't currently but I did for over a year on an Air Force Base for the guys who couldn't pass their Fitness Assessments. It was very rewarding to save someones career. I have had guys break down into tears because they thought that they wasted 17 years and weren't going to be able to retire then...

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How do you network with other trainers, health professionals or clients to increase your business?

8 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

I network with other personal trainers to facilitate the needs of the client. If I get a client that is better suited to another trainer I know I refer them and the other trainers to the same.

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How do you help clients to be “whole people” rather than simply physical beings?

11 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

There is no such thing as "simply physical beings" in my opinion. You can't develop physically with out affecting your life as a whole. With that being said what you are really asking is life coaching and not training. If that were the case then I would start with a questionnaire about how they ra...

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With partner training, how do you handle cancellations if just one person cancels?

13 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

The session goes on and the person who shows up gets a great one on one workout for the same price as if both showed up. You are being payed for your time, it doesn't matter who shows up or not.

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How do you work around a personal injury and keep training your clients?

9 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

I am currently going through an injury to my thoracic spine (dr are unsure yet what it is). It doesn't affect how I program, I just have to be very clear verbally.

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What Do You Do If Your Client Comes To His Session With A Bad Attitude After A Bad Day?

19 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

This is my favorite situation. I don't care how whiny or grumpy a client is during a session. This is when exercise can become a form of meditation. Exercise can readily take a clients mind off of everything except the task at hand. In situations like this I have never had a client leave in the ...

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How do you handle the situation if one of your trainers isn’t meeting your expectations?

12 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Have you ever expressed your expectations in a written form? If not then do so and if you have then confront the trainer in a private meeting and give them 1 chance to turn it around.

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How do you increase your income once your client base is full?

18 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

leverage your time..do semi private sessions or group sessions that will net you more money per hour, rent space to another trainer, use online training, sell your brand of workout gear. Really anything that you can do to increase your leverage of time.

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What is the biggest challenge in your personal training career?

16 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

knowing enough...the more I learn the more I know that I don't know enough. furthering my education was my biggest obstacle. I started back to college after realizing this and it was the single biggest choice of my career...and the best choice that I have made.

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